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Josh Brent, nightclub owner hit with $25M verdict in death

Dec. 13, 2018 5:10 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent's teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph)...

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

Dec. 13, 2018 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family's collection. "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a...

Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

Dec. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment. "We are prepared to pivot...

2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Boo'd Up' singer Ella Mai

Dec. 13, 2018 12:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Ella Mai appreciates how much "Boo'd Up" has changed her life and jumpstarted her music career, but she wants to make one thing clear: "I know how to make songs. I'm not the 'Boo'd Up' girl." "Being someone who's had an insane year off of one song, it can be a gift and a curse," said...

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Dec. 13, 2018 10:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard. Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the...

Christina Aguilera headlines New Year's Eve in Times Square

Dec. 13, 2018 8:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York's Times Square. Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Aguilera will be joined by Bastille, Dan and Shay and New Kids On The Block leading up to the countdown on "Dick Clark's New...

Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala

Dec. 13, 2018 5:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. "I'm not sure if you've heard, but I've been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for...

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Dec. 12, 2018 10:55 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker. Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to...

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

Dec. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. attorney's office in New York says it won't prosecute the National Enquirer's parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump...

Happy Days? Director Ron Howard visits Oklahoma birthplace

Dec. 12, 2018 6:31 PM EST

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth. Howard this week posted a photo of himself on Instagram posing outside the boarded-up building in...